The Rutland Area Food Co-op is seeking a Cooler and Freezer Department Manager to advance our growing co-op, while also helping to strengthen our relationships with our patrons. In addition to successfully running their department, the manager will fulfill various store duties, including serving as the manager-on-duty, cross training with other department managers, and serving as a cashier.
Essential Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Production Supervises and participates in the ordering, stocking and maintaining of the department Ensures the proper handling of organic products, and is knowledgeable of the varieties of items and packaged goods that the department offers Maintains high standards of quality control Operational Tasks Orders and receives deliveries Stocks and processes bulk cheeses and other cooler related items Checks daily and weekly sales/movement reports, shrink reports and emails Operates and manages shifts on the register Department Conditions Maintains cleanliness, sanitation, and overall organization of the department including all fixtures, storage, work stations, and retail space.
Desired Qualifications At least one year of purchasing and merchandising in a retail food store. Knowledge of current trends in natural foods industry Some knowledge of dairy items, dairy alternatives, meats, meat alternatives, and beverages. Proficiency in ordering, pricing, margins, mark-ups, and inventory management Experience working with the public Strong organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills. Understanding of food safety, sanitation and proper storage/display of organic products Willingness to work a flexible schedule that includes nights, weekends, and some holidays Proficient in Microsoft Office